financial help through college
Depending on your individual circumstances there are a range of financial support options available to KGV students including bursary funds and travel passes. View the information below or contact our Reception team for more information.
16-19 Bursary Fund
The 16-18 Bursary fund is for students who need some financial support to support them while in education. The bursary fund can be used to contribute towards the cost of expenses such as a college bus pass or funds, essential equipment, compulsory trips, UCAS fee’s, DBS etc.
Two types of bursary are available:
A Bursary of up to £1,200 a year:
For young people who are:
- Young people in care, care leavers
- Young People in receipt of income support (or Universal Credit)
- Disabled young people in receipt of Employment Support Allowance who also receive Disability Living Allowance (or Personal Independence Payments)
A Discretionary Bursary:
For those students who do not meet the eligibility criteria for the above, but are facing financial hardship, they will be able to apply to the discretionary bursary for help towards funds for kits / uniforms, compulsory trips, university trips, UCAS fees, DBS (including portable DBS costs) and other course related costs including support for distance learning. Students must have a household income of less than £35,000 as assessed by HMRC, or the family must be in receipt of a means-tested benefit
Free Travel Pass
The College offers students* who live over 1.0 miles away from College and study a fulltime Further Education course the opportunity to apply for a free travel pass. The passes can be used on either Stagecoach, Arriva or Merseyrail networks. The Arriva bus pass can now be used for 7 days per week.
*Students aged 16-18 on a full-time course who live more than 3 miles away from the College will be eligible for travel passes (or funds where necessary). Students who live 1.0 to 2.9 miles away from the College and are aged 16-18 are means tested before passes are issued. Additional information is available on the application form or from our Reception Team.
Students aged between 16 and 18 on 31 August 2021 may be eligible to receive a free lunch while studying at KGV. Students in receipt of, or having parents who are in receipt of, one or more of the following benefits are eligible for free lunches:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit) and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
- Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit - net earnings £7,400 or less per annum
Care to Learn
Learners under 20 years old can apply through Care to Learn to help support the cost of childcare.
You can get Care to Learn if:
- you’re a parent under 20 at the start of your course
- you’re the main carer for your child
- you live in England
- you’re either a British citizen or a national of a European Economic Area (EEA) country
- your course qualifies
- your childcare provider qualifies
Care to Learn can help with the cost of:
- your childcare, including deposit and registration fees
- a childcare taster session for up to 5 days
- keeping your childcare place over the summer holidays
- taking your child to their childcare provider
Find out more information from gov.uk/care-to-learn/eligibility
Contact Reception for more information
We are often asked the following questions by all of our students...
Do I have to pay for my course?
If you are under the age of 19 years when you enrol on your course at KGV you will not have to pay any course fees.
Do I have to pay to park at KGV?
Free parking is available at KGV for students choosing to travel by car or motorbike. Enquiries about obtaining a student parking permit should be made to the Reception Team.
How do I apply for the Bursary Fund?
Bursary Funds can be applied for via Pay My Student
How do I apply for the Travel Pass?
Travel passes can be applied for via Pay My Student
How do I apply for a KGV Scholarship?
Our KGV scholarships programme is designed to reward our most high achieving students and scholarships are offered to prospective students who have applied to KGV and have the potential to achieve great things with us. You can apply for a KGV scholarship when you submit your application for A Levels or BTEC courses. Once you have submitted your application we will contact you with a confirmation of your application and further information.
Who can I talk to about Financial Support?
Our Reception team are happy to talk you through all of our financial support options or you can visit us at one or our open evenings or at your course discussion.
Our KGV scholarships programme is designed to reward our most high achieving students and scholarships are offered to prospective students who have applied to KGV and have the potential to achieve great things with us.
Students are at the centre of what we offer at KGV and our aim is to create a nurturing environment where every student thrives and reaches their potential. We have staff available for any individual who may need support and care during their time with us.
Our Learning Support Team offer tailored support and guidance to ensure every student has a positive and rewarding learning experience and we aim to support all student with difficulties or disabilities.